Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Carretera Hiram Binham s/n, Km 7.5, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
(4 star hotel)
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Staying Near the Heart of Machu Picchu

by written on July 23, 2014

If staying incredibly close to the Machu Picchu park is something you're willing to splurge on, the one and only accommodation at the Machu Picchu citadel is "Belmond Sanctuary Lodge," also known simply as the "Sanctuary Lodge." Because of its incredibly close proximity to the park, and its reputation for good service which seem to overshadow its nearly astronomical room prices, the 31-room Lodge is so popular that reservations need to be made well in advance of a planned visit.

Three types of rooms are offered: Superior; Deluxe Mountview; and Presidential Suites. Each room comes with a king or twin beds, an ensuite bath (but shower only) bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer. Also provided are complimentary toiletries and bottled water. Bottled water is certainly a necessary commodity in Peru. Rooms have contemporary furnishings (some disagree) including a desk and chairs, LCD Satellite TV with cable channels and DVD player, radio alarm clock with docking station, minibar and safe. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is certainly a welcome feature. Turn- down service is offered on a nightly basis as is daily housekeeping.

On the property you will two dining options: the Tampu Bar and Restaurant with nice views, and the Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant. A third option, The Sanctuary Lodge Snack Bar, is close to the park entrance but purchases here are most likely not included in the room price. The Lodge also offers to secure you park guides, and massage therapy after a long day climbing, after which you can relax in the lodge's gardens with a good variety of flora and fauna. At night, perhaps use the Lodge's telescope to view the stars of the southern hemisphere.

Reviews by visitors for the most part are very enthusiastic about this Lodge and rave about the service here. Past guests seem to feel that the Lodge is definitely worth the high price which is breathtaking to say the least and hovers around USD $1,000 per night give or take a few hundred dollars (in March and April, 2015, some room prices dip to approximately $850+ per night!! and you may find some lower). AND, the prices do include full board and even drinks except premium brands of liquor. NOTE: Special charges may apply to adults traveling with their children -- only 1 child 5 years of age or younger is accommodated free of charge. Older, and/or additional children incur an additional charge which is anything but economical.

Packages which include the Hiram Bingham train are available. Check the Lodge's website for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing. The Lodge can also arrange for a limited variety of in-country excursions for you.

We did not stay at this Lodge because our tour came to Machu Picchu for the day only (wish it could have been 2 days) and we were returning for a last night's stay in Huayllabamba before going on to Cusco.

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Unique Quality: I'm not sure the rooms at the Sanctuary Lodge are necessarily worth the inflated price to me to stay here, but the great service and the proximity to Machu Picchu obviously draws guests here by the thousands each year!

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Worth every dollar

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 29, 2008

I stayed overnight here after the luxury train trip and found both to be exceptional. The staff at the hotel remembered me each time I came into contact with them, the service was impeccable, the food good and the room spotless. Being right outside Machu Picchu it was also very convenient for a very early start, before the masses arrive.

Unique Quality: Position - right at the site, where you can come and go between hotel and ruins as often as you like. It is just a great hotel - even for a five star

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World Class Stay

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 11, 2005

The Machu Picchu is a world class 5 star hotel run by the Oriental Group. The old hotel inside the Santuary with a view of the Ruins.

Definitly the most expensive hotel I have stayed in so far. However I have no regrets as the experience was truly fantastic.

Everything about the hotel is perfect. The service is impeccable. Everyone one in the hotel go out of the way to help you.

Unique Quality: A fully board hotel, truly, truly fantastic customer service.

With a great view of the Machu Picchu ruins

Nothing but the best.

Directions: Google search it.... its one of a kind and you cannot miss it.

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the only one very near archeological site!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 19, 2004

not available to everybody because of its outrageous prices!
in spite of exorbitant prices...always full up;so you have to book months in advance!!!

Unique Quality: oposite to site main entrance!
29 rooms and 2 suites.
top of the tops:the two rooms of the upper store,from them as backstage,you enjoy huayna picchu !

PRICES FROM 455 EUROS....for the happy few who can afford it!

BUT.....surprisingly they "offer" a free buffet for 15 euros/pers.

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Address: Carretera Hiram Binham s/n, Km 7.5, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru

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Amenities at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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